Thursday, 29 November 2012

Jameson Empire Awards 2013


Today marks the preliminary round of voting for the 2013 Empire Film Awards. The best thing about these awards is that it’s all down to the real movie fans of this world, not in the hands of an Academy. Obviously there are going to be a great many more films that will be released before voting closes, so this is our opinion as it stands. It would be premature to list The Hobbit and Life of Pi already given the fact their worthiness still hangs in the balance! Similarly, the typically award-like films are being with held for later in the award season. Therefore, a lot could change between this vote now and the Jameson Empire Awards!
 
 
 
BEST MALE NEWCOMER
Dane DeHaan
From his explosive debut in Chronicle to his supporting role in Lawless, this young actor is showing that he's far from being type-cast. This is going to be a tough category this year, we also considered Craig Roberts (Submarine, Red Lights, Jane Eyre) but Dane just pips him to the post!
 
BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER
Elizabeth Olsen
Feel free to disagree with our labelling as 'new'. Although Martha Marcy May Marlene was released last year, it seems like 2013 has really been Elizabeth's year. Despite having few films under her belt, it already felt like her character in Redlights (alongside Cillian Murphy) was too small for her!
 
BEST SCI/FANTASY
Chronicle
Would not like to be fighting it out in this category this year. With films like The Avengers, Prometheus and Looper it was very hard to pick - but Chronicle was a refreshing take on super powers because the kids become the opposite of super heroes.
 
BEST COMEDY
American Reunion
Perhaps you have to be a long time American Pie fan to appreciate the sheer nostalgia of this beauty, but it packs many a laugh no matter what. Fingers crossed for many more reunions for Stifler and the gang...
 
BEST HORROR
The Woman In Black
If anyone votes for the Devil Inside they will get a virtual tap on the wrist... The Woman In Black, however, was a classy remake of a classic play and novel. Plus who doesn't love Daniel Radcliffe?
 
BEST THRILLER
Contagion
As if the outstanding cast wasn't enough, Steven Soderbergh's disaster movie was laced with doom and anyone who didn't feel scared to touch a door handle after watching Contagion is a very brave person...
 
JAMESON BEST ACTOR
Tom Hardy
No surprises here then! Just look at Lawless, This Means War, The Dark Knight Rises... This man can act anything! Close contenders for the title were Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Haywire) and Javier Bardem (Skyfall).
 
BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain
Gracious and believable in the majority of her films, especially Lawless and Corialanus.
 
BEST DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan
Making people choose between Sam Mendes and Christopher Nolan hardly seems far, but any man who managed to round off the Batman Trilogy after the dizzying expectations set by its predecessor deserves the award. Well done Mr Nolan.
 
BEST BRITISH FILM
Skyfall
How can it not be Skyfall?
 
BEST FILM
The Dark Knight Rises
With a plot twist to rival all Nolan plot twists and a stellar cast, it's hard not to be excited by this film. Absolute class.
 
THE ART OF 3D
Avengers Assemble
Outstanding use of 3D by director Joss Whedon, managed to avoid the issues which have plagued 3D in the past. Dark and lacking in detail are not phrases you would use to describe The Avengers


Follow this link to read the review of Skyfall

The Dark Knight Rises Review

Prometheus Review

Avengers Assemble Review

The Woman In Black Review

Chronicle Review
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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